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During the mid-1980s, Howard Marks had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines, and owned 25 companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios, or offshore banks, all were money-laundering vehicles serving his core activity: dope dealing. Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosophy course at Oxford, and soon he was moving much larger quantities into Europe and into America. The academic life began to lose its allure. At the height of his career, he was smuggling consignments of up to 50 tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA, and the Mafia. Numerous newspaper profiles, books, and television documentaries have been devoted to Howard Mark's life. Touched with humour, charm, and candour, Mr Nice is his own extraordinary story.
©1996 Howard Marks; (P)Random House
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By kris zaycher on 12-05-17

Wish it was the whole book

One of my favorite books, sad to see it cut down to about a third

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By Cindy Lopes on 07-01-16

struggled to understand his speech

Hard to understand his English with his accent. dragging story, I feel its really boring too

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By Jonb133 on 11-07-16

Most of the book missing

Bit of a con. I read the book years ago and I thought I'd try it again but this is a fraction of what is in the book

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By CC87 on 03-08-17

Good story very interesting.

Amazing life Howard Marks led. Not as long as I thought though. Very clever man indeed.

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By Adam on 03-01-17

Abridged version is waaaaay to short

Feels very rushed. Clearly a fascinating true story but characters introduced so quickly and glossed over it's hard to keep up.

Lots of key details about the smuggling and convictions remain unclear because of the concise nature of the way this is presented.

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